Project Management online training courses
Total Courses: 12    Estimated Training Time: 22 Hour(s)

Summary

1 Year Unlimited access to all 12 courses listed below, includes over 22 hours of online courseware.

This series provides a detailed examination of project management concepts and strategies. It discusses the seven components of a management system and the five phases of the project life cycle, and looks at factors that affect cost and quality. The project manager's role is explored in detail, and strategies for defining the project are examined. Tasks such as developing the Work Breakdown Structure, estimating and scheduling resources, scheduling computations, and tracking project activities are discussed. The close-out phase of a project is also covered. Other topics include formalizing project management standards, developing a project team, and strategies for becoming a more effective project manager.

Current Price: $29.95 | List Price: $99.95

This Project Management online training series provides 22 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 1 year of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

  1. Project Management Overview
  2. Understanding the Project Manager's Role
  3. Defining the Problem
  4. Determining the Strategy
  5. Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
  6. Estimating and Scheduling Resources
  7. Understanding Scheduling Computations
  8. Tracking Project Activities
  9. Closing Out the Project
  10. Formalizing Project Management Standards
  11. Developing Project Teams
  12. Ensuring Your Own Effectiveness

Lesson Detail:

  • Project Management: Project Management Overview
    This course provides an overview on the nature of projects as well as project management.

    • Definition of project and project management
    • The project management system
    • The project life cycle
    • Project constraints
    • The costs of quality
    • Managing small projects
    • Gaining organizational support

  • Project Management: Understanding the Project Manager's Role
    This course explains the role of the project manager and the traits and abilities he or she must have to be effective.

    • Traits of a project manager
    • Responsibilities and duties
    • The need for good people skills
    • The importance of leadership
    • Effective meeting guidelines
    • Problems in assuming multiple roles

  • Project Management: Defining the Problem
    This course describes the importance of specifically narrowing down the problem statement. In addition, it explains the detrimental impact that bypassing this step has. It also distinguishes between different types of problems and possible methods for identifying them. Finally, it describes the Project Charter and how to create it.

    • The Importance of the Definition Phase
    • Stakeholders
    • Aspects of the Definition Phase
    • Solving Closed-Ended Problems
    • Defining Open-Ended Problems
    • The Project Charter

  • Project Management: Determining the Strategy
    This course defines strategy, describes methods to generate and rank a strategies list, and explains the importance of risk and contingency planning.

    • Definition of Strategy
    • Steps to Determine Strategy
    • Develop the Strategies List
    • Rank the Strategies List
    • Identify Risk
    • Contingency Planning
    • People Problems

  • Project Management: Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
    This course describes how to create and organize project tasks by developing the work breakdown structure and a network diagram.

    • WBS basics
    • Identifying tasks
    • WBS procedures
    • WBS guidelines
    • Network diagram basics
    • Network diagram procedures

  • Project Management: Estimating and Scheduling Resources
    This course explains estimating and scheduling concepts, provides guidelines for estimating and scheduling, and describes the advantage of project management tools such as Microsoft Project.

    • Basics of Scheduling
    • The Definition of Estimating
    • Assumptions When Estimating
    • Estimating Methods
    • Resource Estimates
    • Basics of Budgeting
    • Approval of Work Plan
    • Project Management Software

  • Project Management: Understanding Scheduling Computations
    This course explains how to perform forward and backward computations to determine the critical path in a project network diagram and shows how an activity-on-node network diagram can be changed to make an activity-on-arrow diagram and a bar chart.

    • Basics of scheduling computations
    • Forward pass computations
    • Backward pass computations
    • Activity maximum float
    • Network calculations
    • Constrained end date scheduling
    • Reducing activity durations
    • Use of the bar chart

  • Project Management: Tracking Project Activities
    This course describes the control phase of a project and provides guidelines on how to effectively control a project.

    • Basics of Control
    • Guidelines for Controlling a Project
    • Approaches to Monitoring
    • Graph Analysis
    • Spreadsheet Analysis
    • Status Reporting
    • Review Meetings
    • Accommodating Changes Deviations

  • Project Management: Closing Out the Project
    This course explains the close-out phase of a project and describes the activities that must be performed during this phase.

    • How Projects End
    • Closing a Project
    • Verification and Approval of Results
    • Reallocation of Resources
    • Delivery of Results
    • Final Report

  • Project Management: Formalizing Project Management Standards
    This course provides an overview on the nature of projects as well as project management.

    • Developing a project methodology
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Deliverables and approvals
    • Process review
    • ISO requirements

  • Project Management: Developing Project Teams
    This course describes project team dynamics and provides guidelines on how to effectively build a project team.

    • Definition of Team
    • How Project Teams Are Different
    • Team Building
    • Communication
    • Issues in Team Building
    • Team Member Roles and Responsibilities
    • Teams and Decision Making
    • An Individual's Needs
    • Differences in Thinking Styles

  • Project Management: Ensuring Your Own Effectiveness
    This course gives tips on how to be a more effective project manager.

    • The values approach
    • Life planning
    • Time management guidelines
    • Speaking and writing skills
    • Certification

Certification

Project Management

Audience

This series is for anyone wanting to learn about project management. It can also be helpful in preparing for the Project Management Institute project management certification.

Features

  • Simulations teach learners to perform specific tasks in applications through guided, multi-step exercises.
  • Activities allow learners to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment.
  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

Technical Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

What You Get

You will receive Unlimited Access to all of the Project Management training tutorials listed above. Your online training courses will be available from anywhere you have internet access.This e-learning series includes all of the online training tutorials listed and is provided in an interactive, self-paced format. Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 1 year unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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